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this is fox5 news at 6. local. las vegas within a few hours - and miles of each other .. two of the most powerful political figures in the nation are campaigning here in the valley. one of them was president -- the other wants to be. i'm christine maddela. i'm john huck. we have live coverage from both donald trump's rally at the south point .. and an upcoming rally by bill clinton. that's where we begin.. with fox 5's cyndi lundberg at advanced technologies academy on vegas drive near rancho. tonight we can expect to hear former president bill clinton highlight hillarys past and attacking bernie sanders... it's interesting because for a while clintons campaign never mentioned sanders... but now the vermont senator has an eight point lead ahead of her in iowa... "i think people really need to get out and vote because it's a privilege we have in this country to
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a shame you don't go out, you really really need to get out and vote because it's a privilege we have in this country to vote and i think it's a shame you don't go out, you really need to go out and make your voice heard." bill is expected to begin speaking at 7... doors open at 6:30. coming up tonight at 10 we'll have a full recap of the event for you... reporting live cyndi lundeberg fox 5 news local las vegas. now to republican presidential candidate donald trump .. rallying this afternoon at the south point. fox5's les krifaton was at
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rally was held. les what was trump talking about today. with the primary season about to begin and trump's poll numbers still strong the crowd donald trump worked the crowd and they ate up everything he said there is a long way to go beore the republicans choose their presidental candidate but you can see and hear that donald trump smells victory. no matter where we go we're all the same no matter where we go it this it's people they love this country. his first targets thursday were opponents jeb bush and senator ted cruz. trump talked about how bush has spent the most amount of money and is in last place in the republican polls while the person who has spent the least himself is at the top. then he set his sites on cruz. he looks like a nervous wreck he's going down. he had
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moment and he blew it. on the job front trump talked about huge trade deficits with countries like china. he then talked about jobs heading south to mexico and to other countries jobs that used to belong to americans we have political hacks negotiating with china, vietnam, with japan with mexico with all those countries making a fortune off our stupidity. as president trump again said a wall will be built along our southern border and reiterated that he is not opposed to immigration i want people to come in but they have to come in legally on obamacare trump promised to get rid of it and will create a new program that will as he said make sense. at one point during his 40 minute speech a heckler stood up but she was drowned about by the crowd and led away by security. trump also praised law enforcment and asked some metro officers to come up on stage and the crowded just kept
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he said everything we wanted him to say and knew he would mike young an executive recruiter in las vegas believes trump is the man. it's caring about the people and there is only one guy i think knows how to do it and that's the man donald trump trump also brought his sons out on stage and they talked abiout what an intelligent and loving man he is and how he has our best interests at heart. trump is staying in las vegas this evening and will be the special guest at an awards dinner at the venetian. the verdict is in.... for otis holland. the former pastor has been guilty on all counts.... of sexually assaulting girls in his church. fox five's abby theodros has been following this case - and joins us
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center. after closing arguments wednesday... a jury returned with a verdict today. they found 59- year-old otis holland guilty of 17 felony charges, including child sexual assault, lewdness, and conspiracy to destroy evidence. multiple women testified that they had sex or sexual contact with the former pastor at the united faith church in henderson when they were teens. holland denied wrongdoing and his defense attorney suggested that the accusers concocted stories about being abused because they thought they loved the pastor and were jealous of his adult relationships - including with other women from the church. we are going to go home tonight and we are going to go home tonight and sleep in our beds. we are going to sit down as a family and we are going to have dinner together as a family. this isn't breaking us this isn't broken us. it's only made us stronger and we're going to move forward as a family, which is how it should be. it's always how we wanted it to be, but
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some rough roads to get there but we are def there and we are going to continue on. holland faces life in prison with his sentencing scheduled for march 16. new charges were filed against holland yesterday. a special prosecutor in the case says it involves a victim younger than ten years old. he also says holland had the victims film themselves. nevada regulators have given final approval for the off-strip casino- hotel chain station casinos to go public, again. the gaming control board and the nevada gaming commission approved the move today. the business will be publicly traded under the new name, red rock resorts inc. brothers frank fertitta the third and lorenzo fertitta will maintain a significant stake. station owns or partially owns 21
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vegas area, california and michigan. the company was previously publicly traded .. but went private in 2007. nevada regulators may consider grandfathering' existing rooftop solar users into old, more favorable rate structure. commissioner david noble submitted a draft order yesterday calling for reconsideration of the "grandfathering" issue. the commission is expected to decide next week whether to proceed with noble's proposal. commissioners applied the rate hike both to future and current customers using net metering, the process of selling excess solar energy back to the utility. enrollment in the nevada health insurance exchange is topping numbers from the same period last year. federal officials say nearly 78- thousand nevadans have signed up for a plan in the enrollment period that began november first. enrollment closes at the end of this month. the statistics are better than last cycle, when about 5-thousand fewer nevadans signed up. a carson city
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proposed ballot measure to gradually raise nevada's minimum wage to 13- dollars an hour can move forward. the judge sided with minimum wage hike supporters and ruled the petition language doesn't need to be changed. opponents included las vegas and reno-sparks chambers of commerce. opposition lawyers said they're not sure whether they'll appeal. the intersection at lake mead boulevard and sloan lane on the valley's east side is much safer tonight. as of this morning ... a new traffic signal is active at the intersection. clark county commissioner marilyn kirkpatrick flipped the switch on the new lights. for a few days .. the lights will blink red at making this a 3-way stop. once drivers are used to seeing them, the county will activate the rotating lights. marilyn kirkpatrick / clark county commissioner "there's 25,000 vehicles that currently travel down lake mead every day so any time you have that volume of course you're going to have situations so this is really making sure you can slow down the traffic that's coming and be sure that
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street to the other." this project is being paid for in part through fuel revenue indexing. this is money collected at the gas pump by having all of us pay a little more coming up - we take a look at the latest video from the strip where a large police chase happened overnight. and saving a dog's life is easy for local pet owners. see how you and your best friend can help. and the nation's capitol braces for what could end up being the worst snow storm in recent history.. a look at what's expected. your fox5 weather 24/7 forecast is
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if you're doing everything right but find it harder and harder to get by, you're not alone. while our people work longer hours for lower wages, almost all new income goes to the top 1%. my plan -- make wall street banks and the ultrarich pay their fair share of taxes, provide living wages for working people, ensure equal pay for women. i'm bernie sanders. i approve this message because together, we can make a political revolution and create an economy and democracy that works for all
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nearly 16 million blood donations are collected in the u.s. each year - helping people on their road to recovery. but what happens when your four legged friend needs the very same service? fox5's abby theodros tells us about a clinic offering blood transfusions for cats and dogs and their latest call for action. nats roger the boxer is a bit of a local celebrity at the vet emergency and critical care unit in las vegas. nats every couple of months he makes a trip to the clinic to help a fellow pup in need. samantha raymond: he has been donating for almost two years samantha raymond
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and says she first heard about animal blood transfusions when her last dog was in dire need of the service following a medical procedure. following the transfusion process - she knew she had to pay it forward. raymond: im so glad that we can help others i cant imagine how i would have felt if my last dog could not have gotten the help that he needed from another dog i think its a great program. and im so happy to do it. the program is the las vegas animal blood bank and it gives animals in the valley access to life saving blood products. however- for all the good work that the clinic does - they're is one minor problem... kelly tantalo, technician supervisor: since we are supplying for all of las vegas - on top of ours - the demand is pretty high. so right now we have several blood donors currently but we need a lot more so we're definitely looking for quite a few tantalo says that on a daily basis the clinic conducts several blood or plasma transfusions - assisting cats and dogs with anything from trauma cases to general
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recently a couple of their donors have retired out of the program - making a new class of donors more important than ever. tantalo: we have to retire our donors once they turn 8 years old so we lose a lot of them because of that. and so thats kind of where they're at right now. is just trying to find those newer ones those younger ones so we can have them for their 8 years and have them help out. and the experience is worth it. nats breathing just ask 5-year donor mack... david and denise heck : started about 5 years ago its been probably one of the most rewarding weve ever done this has a direct impact on saving a dogs life. they normally call us when they have a need and they're out of blood and we come right away. we're on a 24 hour emergency call so that a dog that's here already that's being operated on needs this dogs blood. if you're interested in getting your dog to donate blood visit our website fox5vegas.com for more information. your dog also must be current on vaccinations and not currently on medications with the exception of heart worm prevention to donate. filming for the newest jason bourne movie once again took over the strip overnight.. here's a look at more of a chase scene being shot. engines and
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after editing the movie will show one of these cars with actor matt damon in the middle of the chase.. but on this shoot it's all stunt drivers and extras... event some amazing camera work by the crew controling a camera hanging off an s-u-v in the middle of the chase. filming is planned again overnight tonight ... and the boulevard will be restricted or closed at times from 11 tonight until 5 tomorrow morning. (( weather )) now fox5 weather 24/7 with chief meteorologist ted pretty mostly cloudy skies for friday with a high of 60 degrees and a very light breeze. we'll have overcast skies on
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slight chance of showers mainly in the afternoon. southwest breezes to 20 mph and a high of 62 also included for saturday afternoon. sunday we'll see a slight chance of showers for the early morning with skies turning partly cloudy and northwest breezes to 20 mph. mostly cloudy skies for friday with a high of 60 degrees breeze. we'll have overcast skies on
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slight chance of showers mainly in the afternoon. southwest breezes to 20 mph and a high of 62 also included for saturday afternoon. sunday we'll see a slight chance of showers for the early morning with skies turning partly cloudy and northwest breezes to 20 mph. closed captioning
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millions of people are in the path of a huge winter storm which could be record breaking. dianne gallagher has a look at how people in the nation's capitol -- and along the east coast are preparing. from the north... (mayor william de blasio, new york city) it is crucial for people to stay off the streets. to the south... (gov. pat mccrory, north carolina) winter has finally arrived in north carolina. millions are prepping for a wicked winter weekend. in washington d.c. it was chaos before the storm. less than an inch of snow, turned highways into parking lots wednesday. you don't know how long this will take. one hour, two hour, six hours? even the commander-in-chief couldn't escape the d.c. disaster. his presidential motorcade -- stuck in the snow with everybody else. i would have hoped they would have anticipated this a
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treated the roads the city, admitting this morning, it messed up, (mayor muriel bowser, washington, dc) we are very sorry for inadequate response. mayor muriel bowser says, despite the failure overnight, her city will be ready for the big one this weekend. (mayor muriel bowser, washington, dc) we will treat this event as a homeland security and emergency management event in the district of columbia. the nation's capital is expected to get the worst of it. a staggering 30 inches of snow possible but the reach of this storm in pennsylvania, crews are using technology to help drivers keep track of safe streets. (rick stone, berks equipment manager) of the trucks with tracking devices so the public can see where some of our trucks are. tens of million of people from the southeast to new england need to be prepared. in washington, dianne gallagher reporting. still ahead .. why comedian amy schumer says she
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taking a lie detector test. and a zoo worker's morning takes a dangerous turn when they fall into the
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day at the zoo... a los angeles zoo employee was injured this morning when they fell into the zoo's gorilla enclosure. from the air .. you could see a search and rescue team lifting the person out of the enclosure. an l-a fire department spokesperson says the employee fell at least 20 feet. the victim's condition is unknown. all animals were secured on scene. thursday los angeles -voscript- . like his wife, jada pinkett smith, will smith will skip the academy awards amid disappointment with a lack of minority nominees. the a-list actor said quote, "diversity is the american superpower. that's why we're great." smith said he didn't know his wife was going to post a facebook video announcing her own boycott of the oscars. smith, the star of the drama "concussion," was in the running for a best actor nomination this year, but didn't get one. comedian and actress amy
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defending herself after recent accusations that some of her jokes may have been plagiarized. a video online compares schumer's jokes with clips of other comedians making similar jokes. schumer says she's never seen the material from other comedians that she's being compared to. the 34-year old tweeted...."on my life, i have never and would never steal a joke." she also said she would take a polygraph test. coming up -- not a good way to start your day. what happened when a homeowner walked into their
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with 40 megs of internet speed from centurylink, a family of four can all be online at the same time, streaming, gaming, or downloading movies. yeah, the internet's great, but i think hair and makeup went a little too far. yeah, that's not working. i much prefer the two-day beard, horn-rimmed glasses,
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yeah, i miss the rumpled crazy uncle look. okay. be "paul giamatti." that's the essence of this role. feel like a hollywood insider with high-speed internet from centurylink. here's a look at some of the 'all new' stories we are working for fox5 news at ten. the road to the white house is running through the valley.... two campaigns from opposite ends of the political spectrum-- stopping in las vegas... what-- clinton and trump have in common when it comes to the silver state. finally tonight .. a florida homeowner discovers an unwelcome swimmer in their pool this morning. a nearly 8-foot crocodile was
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swimming pool. the reptile was just hanging out - and taking up most of the shallow end. the homeowner called in the florida fish and wildlife conservation access" -- good jlo nats and bieber was just one of the huge stars who just one of the huge stars who hit vegas to support our city's newest headliner! from the a-list support to the sensational show - we've got jlo's big premiere covered tonight! then the country stars ready to take over our
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